How Important Is Checklist While Taking A House On Rent?

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Organized way of doing anything pays off well at last. The same thought applies at the time of buying, selling or renting a property. Importance of checklist can be defined in the same context. Now the question is- What is a Checklist? Well, a checklist refers to a simple list of items to be conferred with before you engage in any significant task.


Corporate people and other working professionals move from one place to another for various personal or professional reasons. During such crucial moments, enquiring about a few basic questions becomes highly essential in avoiding last moment hustle-bustle. Here are some guidelines while taking a house on rent which can keep you out of trouble:


Location


Inspect about the following:


  • Facilities located nearby
  • The distance of location from your work place
  • Children's school
  • Hospital, Police Station, Post Office, Market, etc.
  • Enough parking space
  • Noise levels

Utilities


Enquire about:


  • Whether Utilities such as electricity, heat and water are included in the rent
  • Which type of heating system is being used
  • Average cost for utilities in the apartment

Damage


Observe if there is already any damage in the room. If yes, then note it down in your checklist and ensure that the landlord is aware of it.


Rent


  • Ask about the cost of the rent/month
  • Prior commitment, make sure that it meets your financial needs
  • Settle the Security deposit and cleaning deposit, well in advance
  • Enquire about the refundable amount and mention the same in your written Rent Agreement

Knowledge about the kind of property you are searching and keeping a checklist of these needs and preferences handy can help you find a suitable property with ease and comfort.

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    Findghar

    08 March, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for your informative post..

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    Sunworld Apartments Noida

    09 February, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Fantastic article! Excellent quality!

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    Ankan

    01 February, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Cheers for making this post. It's fantastic. Eager for the next piece of writing.

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    Ankan

    31 January, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for your information. Nice post..

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    Facilities Management Services

    30 January, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Really a great one! As a facility management guy I also suggest and facilitate the same whatever mentioned here.

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